Have you ever wondered if your Zodiac is responsible for the role you pick in Overwatch? Or how good you are at the game? I have gone on a mission to answer these questions and collected almost all birthdays of the Overwatch League players from Season 1.* While I do believe that Zodiac signs can be responsible for your personality traits, there are also a lot more factors involved. So, don’t take this too seriously and just enjoy a different kind of article.
In Part 1 of this piece, we’ll be looking at the statistical overview of zodiac representation across the league and the first 6 signs of the zodiac — and which players represent their sign the best!
*Missing from this list are Ado, Daemin and AimGod.
I started out with splitting the roles into the main ones: Tank, DPS and Support. I had a hard time with players that used to play different roles, like Finnsi, Seagull and Nevix. All of them started out as DPS and transitioned to playing Off-Tank, so I was unsure where to put them exactly. For the first overview, I decided to move Finnsi and Nevix to the Tank role, as this is what they are playing now. And even though Tank was the role Seagull played at the end of the season, he will always be known as a DPS player, so he is included there.
A first look at the chart instantly shows some trends. The highest amount of Support players is Taurus, while the DPS players are either Aries or Leo. For the Tank players it is very mixed without any clear indication so far.
So let’s dive in deeper and break the first chart down for each of the roles, to get a better understanding.
As mentioned before, the highest amount of Support players falls into the Taurus sign. Taureans are commonly patient, reliable, determined, placid and generous. As an earth sign, their personality is about stability and they are also good protectors, which sums up support players very well.
The second highest are Capricorns. Practical, ambitious, disciplined and patient describes them best. Generally, Capricorns do not gamble; they plan, rehearse and execute. We can easily say that patience plays a big part for Support players. Not surprising, as they are usually the backline of the team, patiently healing their teammates, and always waiting for the right time to use Transcendence, Valkyrie or Nano Boost.
Main Support/Off Support
In the second chart I have split down the roles even more, to Main Support (Mercy, Ana) and Off Support (Zenyatta, Lucio). This is again a bit tricky, as pre-OWL the Main Support players (Ana before) have swapped to Zenyatta, and the Off Support players (Lucio before) were on Mercy duty. Therefore, I decided to make two different charts, just for visibility and out of curiosity.
The first chart shows the players on their role during OWL Season 1.
Not surprising that the Taureans are still at the number one for both Support roles, being the protector of the Zodiacs. Interesting is though, that the Main Support (Mercy) players don’t share the same Zodiac with the Off Support for Aquarius, Libra and Scorpio.
The first two are air signs, which is seen as the element that connects all other elements. As a Main Support, this holds probably true, as these have the most power to keep their teammates alive. They are also good analyzers and problem solvers, which is also one of the most important task for a Main Support, to priorities your healing.
The second chart shows the roles pre-OWL, when Lucio, Zenyatta and Ana were mostly played.
We can instantly see how significantly the chart has changed. Remember, some of the players did not swap roles. Bdosin or Jjonak for example, were always known for their Zenyatta, even before the meta change. Boink stayed on Lucio (besides some Mercy play here and there), while NUS made the swap from Ana to Mercy.
The highest Main Support amount lies amongst Capricorns, while before they were rather low. It makes sense, they are ambitious, very patient, organized and like being in control. For all Ana players, this is something that is very important, managing your healing while also perfectly timing sleep darts and grenades.
Aquarius, Sagittarius and Aries have the second most Off Support, the latter two being fire signs. This is the element of spontaneity, inspiration and intuition. If you think of it in terms of using Transcendence or Sound Barrier, this makes sense, it has a lot do to with spontaneity and intuition, not using it too early and not too late – you need to trust your gut instincts.
Personality Of The Signs In Detail
After the rough breakdown, let’s have a more in depth look at the specific Zodiac signs and their most fitting representatives.
Aries – “I am”
Altering, aWesomeGuy, Boombox, Clockwork, Danteh, Joemeister, LiNkzr, Mano, Mendokusaii, Mistakes, Munchkin, Space, super
Strengths: Adventurous, Courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic
Weaknesses: Impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries loves to be number one. Bold and ambitious, Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations. Most impressive are their leadership qualities and optimism. Most Aries have a burning desire to start things off, and make things happen.
They are competitive to the max, and will put everything they have (and then some) into winning. An Aries is enthusiastic and very goal-oriented, and have a task to fight for their goals, embracing togetherness and teamwork.
Aries tend to venture out into the world and leave impressions on others that they are exciting, vibrant and talkative. They are one of the most active zodiac signs, upbeat and always at the ready.
Once a professional tennis player, he had to choose between playing video games or being a professional tennis player. Competitive in both, he decided to put everything into gaming, and it turned out quite well. While he mostly started out as a Tracer 1-trick, he had to adapt to a bigger hero pool, after filling the second DPS spot in the starting roster. He is a team player and stepped up his game when his team needed him the most. As Huk, the President of Gaming for Boston, said in his thank you letter: “…you strive and fight to be a better version of yourself in and out of game…”. A perfect description of Aries.
Since his childhood, he always liked competing, and it did not matter what it was. His drive went so far that he was trying to beat his own high scores in racing games. Outside of gaming, he also could not help but always want to be the best. Starting with football as a hobby, he took it further by giving his all – until an injury prevented him from continuing playing. This competitiveness is what has gotten him into the Overwatch League in the end. Linkzr also had a lot of friends during his childhood and school life, and enjoyed playing games with them together. As a very outgoing person, he was always out and about.
Taurus – “I have”
Boink, Bunny, Closer, dHak, Effect, Eqo, Finnsi, Izayaki, Nus, Roshan, Shaz, Snow, Verbo
Strengths: Reliable, patient, persistent, practical, devoted, generous
Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising, self-indulging
The second sign of the zodiac, the Taurus people are determined, fight for what they want and refuse to give up. Taureans can be procrastinators but also have a good work ethic and a reputation as one of the hardest-working signs. They rarely express their feelings openly, and hide their sensitivity well.
Usually easy going and not one to pick a fight, but if provoked, their wrath will be known, for they have a temper underneath the calm surface. Taureans value tradition, stability and loyalty – they aren’t risk takers and dislike change. Taurus needs order in their lives, and can get very anxious if they don’t have it.
They are neither leaders nor followers, but like to do things their way. At times they may be very sentimental and emotional.
We all know his perseverance and his persistent drive when it comes to Overwatch and practicing. He is grinding hard and plays the game almost 24 hours a day. To warm-up, he comes to the practice lounge early in the morning and usually starts with Osu! (1 hour) followed by Aim Hero (30 minutes to 1 hour). After that he hops into the Overwatch Practice Range to work on his aim even more and ends with a custom game against bots. Then it is usually time for scrims, and even after, Effect prefers to play competitive. Definitely one of the hardest working guys in the league. But we also know about his temper, his inability to express his feelings openly and his emotional side, which came out after he talked about his depression and pressure he builds up for himself.
In his past he has struggled a lot, growing up with a single mum, living at his grandparents’ house. Later on, struggling to fit into the new school and find friends. He was being bullied and had to change schools about four times. Faith has given him this tremendous strength to keep going through the hard times, which he has found by visiting church. He is now devoted to his path and wants to find a way for people to relieve the pain they go through. He wants to make a positive change in the world. He chose his name wisely – it means “word of god”. Verbo was very nervous about sharing these thoughts with the wider public and opening up, as to be expected for a Taurus.
Gemini – “I think”
birdring, Fearless, Logix, Manneten, Rawkus, Spree
Strengths: Affectionate, adaptable, versatile, communicative, energetic, witty
Weaknesses: Nervous, inconsistent, indecisive, restless
Have you ever been so busy that you wished you could clone yourself just to get everything done? That’s the Gemini, the third sign of the zodiac, in a nutshell. Appropriately symbolized by the celestial twins, this sign was interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself.
They have many sides and are known for their energy and ability to multi-task. A Gemini will always take their lives in the direction they want to go. Gemini have the ability to react instantly to situations, as they are quick both in the mind and physically.
Usually the center of attention in any crowd, they are the ultimate social butterfly. Thirsty for knowledge, Geminis are curious and always want to know what’s going on in the world around them – they want to be involved. They are very talkative and are masters of communication. They can help you get what you need, by helping you with persuasion and enthusiasm, and they give good advice too.
Communication is the word for Geminis, and this definitely fits with Spree. Just watch one of his streams to see for yourself. He talks and explains a lot during his streams, what he is doing and why he is doing things, and also shares his thoughts on strategies. A very cerebral player who is also very energetic and enthusiastic about it. He can play a lot of different heroes, even if he is mostly known for his Zarya play.
One of the most versatile players who can also adapt to situations quickly. Just look at his hero pool: Widowmaker, Tracer, McCree, Genji, Soldier, Hanzo, Junkrat, Zarya, Roadhog, Reaper, Pharah, Mei, Brigitte and Doomfist – all played throughout the first Overwatch League season. In an interview he said “What I’m good at is absorbing other players’ strengths. I watched many great pro gamers like Saebyeolbe when I first practiced Tracer.” He also watched Seagull’s streams a lot (this is where his name came from), so the thirst for knowledge fits Birdring well.
Cancer – “I feel”
Babybay, FCTFCTN, Geguri, Kuki, Libero, Neko, Nevix, Poko, Zuppeh
Strengths: Highly imaginative, loving, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive
Weaknesses: Moody, oversensitive, pessimistic, insecure
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. This sign is marked by his sensitivity and inconsistency. A Cancer is not very predictable and always keeps others guessing, as they will rarely express their own deep feelings to anyone.
Cancer, the Crab, is a sign that cares deeply about others and stands up for what they think is right. Embodied by the Crab’s hard shell, Cancer prizes comfort, security, and protection. In addition to lack of trust for people, they are deeply sensitive and easily hurt, this is another reason why they have their defense shell in place, to avoid being hurt by others.
Social gatherings can be overwhelming for Cancers. Even though they crave attention and comfort from other people, they are happiest when they have a small, close knit group of friends. One of the greatest things about them, is their ability to make others feel loved and good about themselves. Others can lean on and depend on them, they will listen to people’s problems and help them.
I think she is a great fit for Cancer, as she does not seem to like the spotlight much and rarely talks about herself. She also really doesn’t want the focus on her being female, instead she wants to show what she can do in the game. Geguri accepted a spot with the Shanghai Dragons, even though they were the bottom team, and seems to care deeply for her team and teammates. When it comes to her hero pool, she usually plays Zarya and D.Va, who both have a big focus on protecting your teammates (Barrier and Defense Matrix).
He is another one of these candidates that are really hard to figure out. But one thing is for sure, FCTFCTN definitely seems to have a thing for helping people. We could see this after he signed with the Houston Outlaws, he supported his team as best as he could, even though he rarely started himself. Before being picked up, he also showed a lot of perseverance to make it into the Overwatch League.
Leo – “I will”
Bdosin, coolmatt, Diya, Freefeel, HarryHook, Jake, KSF, Meko, Muma, Sayaplayer, Seagull, TviQ
Strengths: Creative, enthusiastic, generous, confident, bold, ambitious
Weaknesses: Arrogant, bossy, self-centered, possessive
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. Leos will never settle for second best. They are able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to, and they need to feel like they have accomplished something at the end of the day. Their public image is very important to them.
Leo reacts to situations with action instead of sitting back and thinking about it. They are not impulsive however, because they consider consequences of their actions. As natural born leaders, Leos are capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, while they also have a talent for bringing the best out in those around them and lift up one’s spirit.
Ruled by the vibrant Sun and driven by the warmth of its Fire element, the charming and magnificent Lion is the life of the party. They are attractive and extremely difficult to resist and love attention, praise and flattery – their egos demand respect and adoration. Blessed with high self-esteem, Leos know that they possess enviable traits—and they’re proud of them. Their enthusiasm attracts people, they are social butterflies, not because they want to be but because people always naturally gravitate and surround them.
This is a no-brainer, really. Seagull is the biggest Overwatch streamer and he attracts people with his personality and good plays. He knows his worth and always strives to be the best on the heroes he plays. Also always positive and ready with jokes, he can definitely lift up one’s spirit.
Another Leo that totally loves the spotlight. He is THE public figure of OWL. While he indeed might come across as self-centered and arrogant, he is also very self-confident and attractive. He loves talking to people and therefore it makes sense that he is the leader for his team. Even though not the best on his respective heroes, which he knows, Jake has a presence that keeps his team together and lifts them up.
Having most of the birth years of the players, I can also tell you that zodiacs are very possibly true, because in the Chinese Zodiac, Jake IS A RAT! If that is not proof enough?!
Virgo – “I analyze”
Anamo, Asher, Bischu, ChoiHyoBin, CWoosh, Fleta, ryujehong, sleepy, Taimou, Xepher
Strengths: Analytical, kind, reliable, practical, smart, organized
Weaknesses: Worry, overly critical, inflexible, fussy
The sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo, is very detail-oriented. They are constantly analyzing and rational thinkers. Being perfectionists at heart, they enjoy bettering themselves and those around them. It’s their eternal quest to bring order to chaos – when you want a job done right the first time, get a Virgo to do it.
Observant Virgo is quick to notice flaws and fix them, helping others reach their highest potential. Virgos have an inner drive to serve others, which must be met for them to be happy. They easily adapt to different people and changing circumstances by finding ways to make themselves useful.
Virgo is a very independent zodiac sign. They are fully able to put their intelligence to use and get things done for themselves. One of Virgo’s strongest abilities is to take in a wealth of information, and pick out only what’s important and useful. This makes Virgo one of the most productive and efficient signs of all. They are usually good investigators and researchers. They are confronted with a problem, they will pick apart the pieces and put it together in the proper order.
Constantly analyzing and thinking how to better themselves? Sounds like Taimou, who can be described as a perfectionist. Not hitting every
single shot? Taimou is already questioning himself and his abilities. One to never give up, he will try to solve this problem. Also serving others by making himself useful is a trait he has, surely we all remember his swap over to Winston, when his team needed one.
Another prime example of a Virgo. As Taimou, he is trying to adapt and change his hero pool to help his team perform better, also seen during the Overwatch League, where he did the same swap to a main tank. Ryujehong is best known for his Ana, where he landed incredible sleep darts on enemies and had a great overall awareness. So it is definitely fitting for him that he is a good investigator and researcher, taking in the smallest details.
Be sure to check out Part 2 of this article tomorrow, when we will delve into Tank and DPS zodiac statistics and the final 6 signs of the zodiac!